Certified nail technician Kathy Cyrus has spent more than a decade pampering clients at spas and salons across Jacksonville. When her clients began asking if she could make house calls, Kathy jumped at the chance to combine a passion for entertaining with her nailcare expertise. Today, Kathy pampers her clients from the comfort of their own homes or fortresses of solitude, administering manicures, pedicures, and foot scrubs. She uses top-tier products such as OPI and CND polishes and stays abreast of the latest nail fashion trends such as magnetic polish, crackle polish, and playful decals.
At TherapyWorks of Jacksonville, relaxation is only a side effect. The therapist-s main goals for treatments are more medically minded: treatment of injuries, pain relief, stress reduction, and improved quality of life for their clients. Founder James R. Lehman leads the team of licensed massage therapists and physical therapists, whose services cover common massage modalities, such as deep tissue and Swedish, as well as more specialized neuromuscular and orthopedic work. These therapists personalize each appointment to address a number of rehabilitative concerns, including relief for chronic neck and back tension, automobile and sports injuries, and the weight-bearing aches associated with pregnancy or watermelon smuggling.
All three TherapyWorks clinics strive to craft goal-oriented regimens for their visitors, focusing on concrete outcomes rather than merely suppressing symptoms. They also accept most insurance plans, provided patients have a physician's prescription for treatment.
The bright treatment rooms within Skin Deep Studio & Day Spa evoke sun-drenched meadows of the Italian countryside, tricking clients into believing they've escaped to Tuscany for a European vacation or an anniversary screening of European Vacation. This warm, welcoming environment helps visitors feel at home as they receive skincare, massage, and nail services from a team of talented aestheticians and massage therapists. The staff also performs makeup applications, waxing services, and spa treatments designed specially for men.
Beauty is the business at Second iMpressions Salon and Spa. Staffers offer a wide variety of services for a diverse clientele. This includes everything from haircuts, updos, and dreads to acrylics, pedicures, and nail art. The staff relies on high-quality products from Paul Mitchell and Redken to complete their beautifying treatments.
As a physical therapist with his own private practice, Hand & Stone founder and chief operating officer John Marco made sure that he kept abreast of the rapidly growing health and wellness industry. After a period of careful research and planning, John decided to create a spa based around convenience and affordability—Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa.
Since its launch, Hand & Stone has expanded to more than 20 states and four planets. The spa’s core concept is to offer massage, facial, and waxing services performed by licensed, certified, or registered professionals and offered at convenient times, seven days a week. Each location adheres to a traditional spa aesthetic with soft lighting, heated treatment tables, and plush linens.
From Pilates, yoga, and cycling classes to facials, body wraps, and massages, Changes in Motion’s repertoire of life-affirming services helps clients achieve health and beauty from the inside out. Students can enroll in small-group classes or one-on-one sessions with one of three licensed Pilates instructors—former dancer Effie, Power Pilates expert Emmy, or Pilates veteran Wendy. The trio rounds up Reformer machines, springboards, and a TRX suspension system to help novices and seasoned students alike strengthen and tone their cores. The studio also boasts a full class schedule packed with non-Pilates sessions, such as spinning, cross training, and yoga.
After clients work up a sweat, they can head to the spa for a 60-minute cooldown session with a licensed massage therapist, who customizes deep-tissue, Swedish, and Thai stretch techniques to individual concerns. Across the hall, licensed aestheticians use Éminence, B&G, and WoodSprite organic skincare products during facials and body wraps, hydrating skin and restoring a look of youth. Meanwhile, two noninvasive systems—the TriActive laser and electrical-stimulation machine—blend technologies to boost circulation, smooth cellulite, and tighten skin without the hassle of squeezing into a straitjacket made entirely of band-aids.